Timeline

1951
Born in Dallas, TX
1974
B. A. (Radio, TV, Film), University of North Texas, Denton, TX
1984
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
1991
MAAA/NEA Fellowships in Photography
1991
Awards in the Visual Arts, AVA 11
1998
Tesuque Foundation Artist Fellowship Grant
2010
Guggenheim Fellowship recipient
Lives and works in Santa Fe, NM

Exhibitions

2012
In the Absence of Others, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
Light…In Black and White, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2010
The Pencil of Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Space, Time, Light, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
2008
Drawing, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
Drawing, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (solo)
Floor Plan, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2007
Untitled 2006, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
2006
Nic Nicosia: Making Pictures, The Dallas Contemporary Legend Award, Dallas, TX
Crossroads, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Contemporary Art:1980-Present, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Long Exposures: LA County Museum of Art, CA
Still Moving: Selected Video by Photographers, Richard L. Nelson Gallery & Fine Art Collection, University of California, Davis, CA
2005
9.5 Hours to SaFe, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Forth Worth, TX (solo)
New Address 616-1/2 Canyon Road (In Canyon Alley), James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
Nic Nicosia, 9.5 Hours to SaFe, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE (solo)
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Perspectives@25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2004
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Ambiguous Beauty: Photography from the Collection, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
2003
Dunn and Brown and Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
CASA, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain (solo)
Flip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Photo Album, Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, Arkansas
2002
Fact or Fiction?, Ulrich Museum of Art. Wichita, KS (solo)
The Mind is a Horse, Bloomberg SPACE, London, Enlgand
Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2001
Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism, SITE Santa Fe 2001 Biennial,Santa Fe, NM
Video Jam, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
Panic, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Domestic Disturbance, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2000
Nic Nicosia: Circles and Squares, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Henry Collects: Video, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Natural Deceits, Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, Ft. Worth, TX
The Whitney Biennale, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art New York, NY
The Henry Collects: Video, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Seattle, WA
Movies: 1997-1999, P.P.O.W New York, NY
1999
Nic Nicosia, Real Pictures 1979-1999, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (solo)
True West, P.P.O.W New York, NY
1998
Middletown and Stills from Middletown, Stephen Wirtz Gallery San Francisco, CA (solo)
Texas Wired, The Contemporary Art Center Ft. Worth, TX
Union/Reunion, Nexus Contemporary Art Center Atlanta, GA
1997
Acts and Sex Acts, Middletown Video, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)
Link, Gerald Peteers Gallery Dallas, TX
1996
Act Series, Richard Fonke Gallery Ghent, Belguim (solo)
Telling Stories, Jacksonville Art Museum Jackson, FL
1995
Visions of Hope and Despair, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
Fotographie als Bild, Kunstverein Braunschweig Germany
1994
Richard Foncke Gallery, Ghent Belgium, P.P.O.W., New York, NY (solo)
1993
Love + Lust, Raab Gallery, London, England, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
Vivid, Raab Gallery Berlin, Germany; London, England; Milan, Italy
Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Nic Nicosia, Untitled, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)
1992
Texas Gallery Houston, TX (solo)
Love + Lust, Richard Foncke Gallery, Gent, Belgium (solo)
1991
Love + Lust, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY, Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1991
Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1991
Past/Present: Photographs from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
1977
Acts and Sex Acts, Gerald Peters Gallery Dallas, TX
Acts and Sex Acts, P.P.O.W New York, NY

Public Collections

Groninger Museum, Nederland, The Netherlands
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
The Gernshiem Collection, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Quebec
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwakee, WI
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
University of Virginia Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, VI
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium

Literature

2008
Bennett, Benjamin. Secret Theses on Literature and Politics.” artUS, Spring 2008, pg.34-35.
2008
Sardy, Marin. "shifting perspectives." Santa Fean, June/July 2008, pg.
2005
Fischer, Zane. “Fake Magical Irreality.” Santa Fe Reporter, Feb. 2-8,
2004
Hackman, Kate. “Seething in Suburbia,” The Kansas City Star, June 4: 20.
2004
Jankauskas, Jennifer. “Between Fantasy and Reality: An Interview with Nic Nicosia,” Fall: 54-55.
2003
Thomson Randall, Teri. “Virtually Reality,” Pasatiempo, January 2003.
2002
Kent, Sarah. “The Mind is a Horse,” Time Out London, September 18.
2002
Searle, Adrian. “The Mind Is a Horse,” The Guardian, September 7: 22.
2001
Thorson, Alice. “Challenging Beauty,” Jan Wiener Gallery, April 13.
2001
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Like Real Life only different.” Austin American-Statesman, January 11: 26.
2001
Weigand, Susan. Photography and the Human: Review, Art, April.
2000
Ennis, Michael. “Northern Exposure,” Texas Monthly, February: 130.
2000
“Real Pictures on Display at Austin Museum of Art,” Westlake Picayun, December 7: D 7.
2000
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “In Nicosia’s Photographs, Suburbs are a Twisted Place,” Austin American Statesman, December 9: D 1, D 8.
2000
Willcott, Ben. “Nic Nicosia: Real Pictures,”The Austin Chronicle, December 29: 60.
2000
Loos, Ted. The Art of Fashion: Nicosia’s Suburban Noirs, Incircle entree, Fall.
2000
Tyson, Janet. Nic Nicosia Real Picture 1979-1999 Review, Artl!es, Summer.
2000
McCabe, Bret. Taking Pictures, The Met, July.
1999
Kalil, Susie. “The Burbs,” Houston Press, November 1999.
1999
Kutner, Janet. “Nicosia Offers an Unsettling Look at the Everyday,” The Dallas Morning News, November 1999.